Presentation Title

Glorification of Resilience in First-Generation Students

Presenter Information

Abishai JavierFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Ashley Blount

Location

MBSC Dodge Room 302B - G

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-3-2022 2:00 PM

End Date

4-3-2022 3:15 PM

Abstract

In 2016, 56% of the undergraduate population in the United States were classified as first-generation students, those whose parents do not hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree (RTI International, 2019). However, research is limited to whether being resilient has a negative effect on first-generation students. This research aims to explore first-gen undergraduate students’ wellness and resiliency in the University of Nebraska system. The expectation is to utilize results to bridge the gap in student support services among first generation students to implement demand driven practices that will propel students to more equitable and successful university education experiences. A within subjects t-tests will be used to assess the responses of the participants to the following resiliency assessments: Brief Resilience Scale (Smith et al, 2008), Five Factor Wellness Inventory (Myers & Sweeney, 2005), glorification of resilience questionnaire, and accessibility of resources questionnaire.

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Mar 4th, 2:00 PM Mar 4th, 3:15 PM

Glorification of Resilience in First-Generation Students

MBSC Dodge Room 302B - G

In 2016, 56% of the undergraduate population in the United States were classified as first-generation students, those whose parents do not hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree (RTI International, 2019). However, research is limited to whether being resilient has a negative effect on first-generation students. This research aims to explore first-gen undergraduate students’ wellness and resiliency in the University of Nebraska system. The expectation is to utilize results to bridge the gap in student support services among first generation students to implement demand driven practices that will propel students to more equitable and successful university education experiences. A within subjects t-tests will be used to assess the responses of the participants to the following resiliency assessments: Brief Resilience Scale (Smith et al, 2008), Five Factor Wellness Inventory (Myers & Sweeney, 2005), glorification of resilience questionnaire, and accessibility of resources questionnaire.